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«The goal of the Department is to bring the government and hostile philosophies or societies into a state of complete compliance with the goals of Scientology. This is done by high level ability to control and in its absence by low level ability to overwhelm. Introvert such agencies. Control such agencies. Scientology is the only game on Earth where everybody wins.» — L. Ron Hubbard, HCOPL, 15 August 1960, "DEPT OF GOVT AFFAIRS"

(Church of) Scientology History in Toronto

«The Church of Scientology decided to infiltrate the offices of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), and in 1985, after three years of pre-trial motions, a woman was convicted of stealing documents from the OMA at the Church's behest.

«The search warrants were executed by officers of the O.P.P. together with forensic accountants and accountants of the Federal Department of Revenue.  The six floors of the Scientology premises were searched from 2:30 PM on March 3rd until 11:00 AM on March 4th.  129 OPP officers attended, with about 30 officers doing the actual searching.  Some 850 boxes containing about 39,000 files and books, or about 2,000,000 documents, statements and tapes were removed.

«The judge rejected the contention that the church had shown remorse for its role, and suggested that in reality there was a continuing attempt to blame individuals within the church for illegal activities that had been carried out at the direction of senior Scientology officials. Meanwhile, outside the court, church officials distributed pre-printed statements declaring the sentence "an outrage and miscarriage of justice."

«"Scientology decided that Casey Hill was the enemy and it set out to destroy him", the court said in its 129 page judgement.  "It levelled false charges against him.  It prosecuted him on those charges ... In summary, the evidence suggests that Scientology set upon a persistent course of character assassination over a period of seven years with the intention of destroying Casey Hill."

«In addition, books, devices, sales journals, and 57 named publications were to be seized. Some 2 million documents were seized in all.  It later developed that the O.P.P. had found that the Guardian's Office was instituting new procedures for destruction of documents in the event of a police raid, and so the timing of the raid had been accelerated somewhat.

«Anderson pled guilty to unlawful possession of property of a value exceeding $200 knowing that such property had been stolen.  An agreed-upon statement of facts was presented by the Crown counsel, detailing Ms. Anderson's membership in Scientology branches in Denmark, England, and Toronto.  In a further effort to mitigate the sentence, defending counsel called Ms. Anderson to testify.  Her examination-in-chief occupies over 30 pages of transcript, and contains extensive references to the Church of Scientology, its organization, practices, and the manner in which Ms. Anderson ultimately received instructions to commit the offence charged.

«Constable Barbara Taylor of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) later testified on May 19th, 1992 about her role.  She had been assigned to work undercover at the church in 1980, after documents from the Ontario government had been found in an FBI search of the Los Angeles Church of Scientology headquarters. [12]  By 1983 she had gained a position in the Guardian's Office of the Toronto church.  In this position, she had access to intelligence files, including files on the OPP and the detective supervising Taylor's assignment.  She said that some of the information appeared to be from job-performance evaluations.

«Former Scientology agent Kathy Smith testified about safe houses referred to as "the garden", where secret information was amassed and filed.  She said she wrote a letter to Hubbard outlining all the illegal activity she was involved in and received a note of congratulations back, signed Ron. [9]»

Toronto Globe and Mail: "Cult harassment, spying in Canada documented" by John Marshall

«As reported in the accompanying instalment in a series of accounts of the U.S. court proceedings, 35 Scientologists were alleged to have participated in conspiracies to steal government documents and to obstruct justice. Besides the nine sentenced to jail, 23 people were named as unindicted co-conspirators. Three others have been indicted and investigations are continuing in various parts of the United States by state and federal agencies.

Canadian activities have included the planting of spies with agencies and individuals considered to be barriers to the progress of the wealthy world-wide organization. It recently announced it had purchased $3.5-million worth of property in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa and Montreal.

Philip McAiney, a Toronto minister of the cult founded by L. Ron Hubbard, was quoted in The Globe and Mail in 1974 as calling my series of articles at that time "misrepresentation and distortion."»

Toronto Globe and Mail: "Secret Ontario documents found in U.S. cult's files" by John Marshall

«Mr. Hubbard's followers in the United States and Canada do not try particularly to defend those convicted in the Washington trial. Instead, following long-standing directions from their leader, they attack the attackers. They claim there have been 30 years of civil rights violations against them by the U.S. Government.

And their private communications now lodged in the District Courthouse paint a bizarre continent-wide panorama of paranoia about individuals and agencies plotting against them.

The fears, justified or not, led to the planting of agents to get at files, and to electronic bugging, theft, blackmail, poison-pen letters and to the manufacturing of sex scandals against opponents.

According to the documentary evidence from their own files, the U.S. Scientologists manufactured false identification documents, framed one critic on a criminal charge and circulated intimate details about some of their own members' sexual escapades. At one point, the court was told, they also kidnapped and forcibly detained, handcuffed and gagged Michael Meisner, their former national secretary, after they discovered there was a warrant out for his arrest. Mr. Meisner later became a prosecution witness.»

Scientology's Doctrine on Government and Control

«"Toronto area MP Derek Lee appears in a recruiting video used by the Church of Scientology to attract new members in the United States. [...]

Some critics have denounced Scientology as a brainwashing cult that harasses its opponents and exploits the vulnerable for financial gain. But Lee says he supports some of the group's programs and is impressed by its approach to rehabilitating drug addicts. [...]

Lee said he first met Scientologists through a coalition of groups lobbying for more faith-based programming on Canadian television. He occasionally speaks to Scientology gatherings, including one earlier this year in Toronto, as part of his advocacy for greater religious freedom. [...]

Lee says he hasn't got involved in the Church's attempts to win charitable status from the Canada Revenue Agency as a religious organization, but he says he would probably help out if asked." — Canwest News Service,10-26-2005»

The Lee Report on Dianetics and Scientology - Recognition

«To date, no instance is known of favourable recognition of Scientology by any major institution of Western society. Hubbard has claimed recognition by "companies in South Africa", but the claim has never been substantiated. No medical association, church, voluntary organization or other social institution has recognized the merits of Scientology.

On the other side, several political jurisdictions have recognized Scientology as an undesirable agency. As reported earlier, the Food and Drug Administration of the United States has successfully prosecuted Scientology. The state of Victoria, Australia has banned it. Medical associations and the Cancer Society have warned against it.»

The Lee Report on Dianetics and Scientology - Evaluation

«Objective experimental verification of Hubbard's physiological and psychological doctrines is lacking. To date, no regular scientific agency has established the validity of his theories of prenatal perception and engrams, or cellular memory, or Dianetic reverie, or the effects of Scientology auditing routines. Existing knowledge contradicts Hubbard's theory of recording of perceptions during periods of unconsciousness.

A psychology dissertation in New York University in 1953 tested the effect of Dianetic reverie on increase in IQ and mathematical ability, which Hubbard claimed. The usual controls and sampling techniques were used, and the tests found no noticeable influence as a result of the Dianetic auditing. 66

Hubbard's claims to have found the only known cure for atomic radiation effects is not only unsubstantiated, but, in view of its obvious military value, hardly likely to have been left uninvestigated by military authorities if it was of any value whatever.

Hubbard's original thesis of the existence of engrams in a Reactive Mind was tested by three psychologists in 1960. 67 A passage from a physics text was read to a subject in an unconscious state induced by sodium pentathol. During a period of almost six months, Dianetic auditing was unable to recover the passage. Hubbard maintains that all conversation heard during periods of drugged unconsciousness recorded (as, for example, during surgical operations). 68

The extracts from Hubbard's instructions to auditors, as well as the Victoria demonstrations, make it clear beyond doubt that a command form of hypnosis is involved in Scientology auditing, whether intended or not. The particularly sadistic note of endless hours of repetition of extremely simple routines only adds to the potential damage to the mental health of those subjected to these routines. Preclears are never permitted to end auditing sessions on their own initiative.»

Toronto Sun (May 1992): "Scientologists Taught Crime OK" by Bill Dunphy

«One of Scientology's former top spymasters testified she'd been trained to believe criminal actions which protected the church weren't violations of Scientology's moral code.

Marion Evoy, a former Canadian head of Scientology's Guardian Office, made the comment yesterday at the end of four days of testimony in the trial of the Church of Scientology of Toronto Inc. and five members on charges of criminal breach of trust.

The charges arise out of a Scientology spy network that in the mid-1970s infiltrated the RCMP, the OPP, Metro Police and Ontario's Attorney General's office.»

Toronto Star (1983): "Police storm Scientology headquarters seize records"

«In a terse two-page statement, police said the massive raid, which began at mid-afternoon, followed a two-year secret investigation of the organization's alleged involvement in:

Tax fraud against the federal and provincial governments;

Cheating of consumers by "misrepresentations" of Scientology courses offered to the public; [...]»

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